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  • Causes of ecological degradation in waterways

    Human activities can have a multitude of different effects on rivers and streams, and it is difficult to identify those that have the biggest impact on aquatic populations. A newly developed method for assessing ecological degradation in waterways helps deal with this problem and could provide crucial information for water managers charged with tackling the root causes of degradation. In the EU, ...

  • Estuary monitoring agreement benefits Florida Keys waterways

    The South Florida Water Management District entered into a five-year cooperative agreement with Miami-Dade County to continue support for long-term environmental monitoring in northeastern Florida Bay, Manatee Bay and Barnes Sound. The monitoring effort documents how changes in estuary water quality impact seagrass growth off the south Florida coast. 'Our water bodies at the southern end of ...

  • NZ Urban waterways web portal

    An article published in Water Science & Technology describes the development of a web portal to improve community awareness of water quality in urban waterways in New Zealand. The web portal data acquisition system is unique in the use of wireless mesh network technology, direct integration with online modelling and a clear target of public engagement. An information pamphlet was ...


  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to approve California’s newest list of impaired waterways

    More than 40,000 miles of California’s rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution, according to a list of impaired waterways submitted by the state to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Monitoring of rivers, lakes and coastal waters in California continue to show harmful pollutant levels, based on updates to the list from three of the state’s nine regional Water ...

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lower Duwamish Waterway Site Cleanup Agreement Signed

    (Seattle, WA – September 29, 2006) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement with the City of Seattle and King County under which these two parties will clean up the approximately 3.6-acre Slip 4 Early Action Area on the Lower Duwamish Waterway. The slip, located on the east side of the waterway about 2.8 miles south of Harbor Island, is contaminated with polychlorinated ...

  • Xylem’s YSI® brand ensures water quality and safety in waterways worldwide

    With equipment providing precise measurements in reservoirs, rivers and harbors, Xylem will showcase its analytics offering, along with the rest of Xylem’s water applications expertise, at Singapore International Water Week 2012 July 1-5, 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands. Xylem’s YSI brand, a global leader in water quality ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • NextiraOne lands major new communications services contract with British Waterways

    New three-year contract provides ongoing support and Managed Services across the nation-wide waterways network Lichfield, 08 July, 2010 - NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, has secured a three-year extension to its Managed Services contract with British Waterways. Under the agreement, NextiraOne will continue to provide Managed Services and nationwide support ...


  • U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney Praises Partnership Efforts to Restore Local Waterway

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD), and other partners gathered today to mark the completion of restoration work to a 600-foot long section of Arroyo de la Laguna. The restoration efforts included planting native vegetation and returning the waterway to proper hydrologic function. The work was done to ...

  • Quality of urban waterways found to affect bat populations and biodiversity

    Urban waterways can provide foraging opportunities for a range of bat species. However researchers have found that bats in the UK are negatively affected by high levels of invasive plant species and urban development near waterways. The researchers highlight the value these often disregarded urban spaces can have for ecosystems, and suggest ways to improve the biodiversity of waterways. ...

  • EPA proposes plan to clean up Lower Duwamish Waterway from decades of industrial pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed plan to clean up the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, the city’s chief industrial waterway located on the south end of Elliott Bay. The release of the sediment cleanup plan marks the beginning of a public comment period. “The Duwamish is Seattle’s river. This plan is the product of our close coordination among ...

  • Fort Smith, Arkansas Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over the next 12 years to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways. This work is expected to cost $255 million plus the cost of routine operation and maintenance. ...

  • U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman Announces Success of New Filtration Technology Cleaning Up Our Nation`s Waterways

    The success of Long Island Sound's newest environmental hero, the Smart Sponge, announced by Senator Lieberman, the Long Island Soundkeeper and founder of AbTech Industries Glenn Rink. Initial field test show the Smart Sponge technology destroyed 75-99.9% of bacteria from stormwater including E.coli and fecal coliform. (PRWEB) June 13, 2006 -- U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) recently joined ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • EPA releases new tool with information about water pollution across the U.S. / EPA to host webinar on how to use tool to access information on pollutants released into local waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of ...

  • World Water Monitoring Day

    Established in 2003, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is a global educational outreach programme designed to increase involvement in protecting water resources across the globe. The day promotes citizens to carry out basic water testing in local water bodies such as lakes, rivers, reservoirs and harbours etc.; results are then shared on the ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...


  • OCTIO announces integration of Aanderaa sensors for environmental monitoring

    OCTIO is pleased to announce an agreement with Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), to integrate their line of oceanographic sensors into OCTIO’s ReM System. In addition to subsurface measurements, the ReM system will now also provide measurements of the water column from ocean bottom to sea surface. Helge Brandsæter, CEO of OCTIO Geophysical, comments: “Aanderaa Data ...

  • World Water Monitoring Day™ Relaunches with New Name, Look, and Interactive Website

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) proudly announce a relaunch of the popular World Water Monitoring Day public education and outreach program. Now called World Water Monitoring Challenge, the new name, look, and updated website encourages year-round involvement in the international program that recorded more than 300,000 participants worldwide in ...

  • OneRain Showcases Its Active Dam Safety Monitoring Solution

    OneRain is pleased to announce its participation at Dam Safety 2015 where they will be showcasing their Active Dam Safety Monitoring solution. Dam Safety 2015 is the official national conference of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the premier educational and networking event in the dam safety industry that attracts attendees from all over the world. This year's conference ...


    By OneRain Incorporated

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